Where (and What) to Eat in Bangkok, High and Low: 11 Must-Visit Thai Restaurants
From the street to fine-dining, Bangkok might be my favorite city in the world for food. It helps, of course, that Thai cuisine is one of my favorite things of…
First Look: Upper Stories at Thompson Central Park, NYC
The Thompson Central Park opened about a year ago, replacing the old Parker Meridien, a few blocks south of Central Park in Midtown Manhattan. Just about everything was gutted. They…
Photo of the Week: Midtown Manhattan
This incredible view of Midtown Manhattan is from the 35 floor of my new company headquarters in New York, where I'll sometimes be working. I've joined the Global Travel Collection to launch the company's new luxury consumer travel magazine.
Hotel Review: Azure Sky, Palm Springs
The team at ACME Hospitality (a group that operates some of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara) has ventured into the desert and opened a charming 14-room micro hotel in the heart of old Palm Springs. Bring your bathing suit.
10-Second Review: Porta Via, Palm Desert
The new Porta Via restaurant in Palm Desert is not just the hottest reservation in the desert right now. It is also a masterclass in midcentury design.
Closer Look: Del Rey at Villa Royale, Palm Springs (part 2)
Del Rey is a sexy little speakeasy and tapas bar tucked inside the beautiful estate of Villa Royale in the heart of Palm Springs. Both the drinks and food are very good.
Hotel Review: Villa Royale, Palm Springs (part 1)
Villa Royale originally opened in 1947 in the heart of Palm Springs and became a magnet for Hollywood stars of the era. New owners brought it back to life in 2018. Although not exactly 5-star quality, it is rather fabulous.
Review: AutoCamp Joshua Tree
AutoCamp redefined the American campground several years ago with its Airstream "hotel" campsites. Opened in 2021, AutoCamp’s third location was this roadside trailer park five miles from the West Entrance of California’s Joshua Tree National Park, 40 miles northeast of Palm Springs.
Quick Look: Pendry, San Diego
Pendry is the less-expensive, next-gen offshoot of ultra-luxe Montage Hotels & Resorts, and this location in San Diego's Gaslamp District is where the brand debuted in 2017.
R.I.P. Crystal Cruises (Update: Returning in 2023!)
UPDATE: After being arrested and confiscated in the Bahamas, both the Serenity and Symphony have been purchased by Abercrombie & Kent and will sail again in 2023.